National Portrait Gallery

Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery is home to some of the country’s most famous paintings, and holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. As the Gallery is closed until spring 2023 for redevelopment, an online collection of works and activities has been set up for all to enjoy.

We have collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery to bring some of their artists’ work to our Virtual Connections programme – browse the videos here, or visit their website for more info and activity packs.

Mindful Drawing – Vivienne Westwood (download worksheet)

Mindful Drawing – Beatrix Potter (download worksheet)

Mindful Drawing – Satish Kumar (download worksheet)

Mindful Drawing – Barbara Ward (download worksheet)

Mindful Drawing – Sir Richard Long (download worksheet)

Zaha Hadid – Make a building

Looking at Portraits – Dame Sally Davies

Brontë Sisters – Book Art Tutorial

Looking at Portraits – Mary Seacole

Dorothy Hodgkin – Make a dot-to-dot portrait

Malala Yousafzai: Proportions of the Face Tutorial

Looking at Portraits – Paul Nurse

Noor Khan – Make a decoder

Harold Moody – Make a 3D head

Ben Whishaw – Make a stage

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